4 Days

{ Tuesday, January 20, 2009 }
Four days until our wedding!! I had honestly hoped to have everything done at this point so we could just worry about getting ourselves dressed and to the church, er . . . restaurant, on time. But you know what they say about the best laid plans. Actually, I don't really know. Is there a second part to that saying?

Anyway, the point is this. Thank the goddess for three day weekends. I met with the restaurant owner Friday afternoon and learned about an unexpected "black tablecloth fee" along with a last minute "room to take pictures in fee," neither of which were in the budget. Honestly, we aren't talking about a huge amount of money, but it was the principle of the thing(s). Since we're hesitant to take pictures outside in 15 degree weather, he sorta had me on the room fee, but I told him to keep his stinking black tablecloths. I left and went directly to Target, where I purchased black canvas curtains on clearance and spent yesterday morning hemming them into table runners. They aren't exactly long enough to cover the entire length of the tables, but there's enough fabric to provide some contrast between the white tablecloths and the white centerpieces, so its good enough for me!

Yesterday, we also finished putting together the candles and candle holders that serve as the non-floral portion of the centerpieces (nice budget saving tip, that), wrote out place cards, made table numbers, finalized the ceremony wording, and picked up the boy's tux. I have to say, I'm one lucky girl--the boy looks so handsome in the tux!

Still on the to-do list: reconfirm arrival times with the officiant, photographer, florist and baker. I have to meet one last time with the florist to go over some final details and pay her (very important-to her, at least). I have to pick up my dress and hope, hope, hope that my growing belly will still fit in it. What else? Finish up our "dinner music" iPod playlist. Double check that all the appropriate things are in the different piles of stuff to take along. Pick up the favors. Pick up my parents from the airport. Pack a bag for the wedding night.

Could that be it? I think it might. Not too bad, right?

Of course, right now I'm focused on something else. In a few short hours, we'll have our "big" ultrasound. Cross everything crossable that bean looks healthy (I tried counting toes in our foot closeup picture, but couldn't make them all out.)

Edited because I almost forgot two very important things: Our wedding bands arrived yesterday and turned out perfectly (aside from drawing attention to the fact that my engagement ring is filthy--add get engagement ring cleaned and polished to the list). The second thing is the sweetie's wedding present, which arrived today. Whew!


Tina-cious.com said...

good luck with... well.... EVERYTHING! :)

Jess said...

Yay for 4 Days!

I like the idea of turning the black curtains into table runners.. :)

Good luck with the ultrasound today. I will be crossing everything I can.

It was great to spend time with you both the other night.

Anonymous said...

Wow. You have so much going on and it's all so beautiful. You must be overwhelmed with emotion. I wish you two all the best!

Dani and Tonka said...

Holy cow a big US and your awesome wedding in the same week. How awesome!

I cant wait to see pics from both! hehe

I am so excited for you, i wish we could come to your wedding!!! We got married on a mountain top alone so we didnt get to have all the fun. xo